I have been taking photographs as a hobby since 1997 and displaying them on my personal website since 2000.
My older photos (1997-2000) were taken with various film SLR cameras (Vivitar 3300SE, Canon Rebel G, Canon A2E) and scanned with a film negative scanner. Almost all photos starting from 2001 were taken with compact point-and-shoot digital cameras (Sony DSC-S30, Canon PowerShot S30, S70, SD870 IS, ELPH 300HS, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5).
In recent years, I've always preferred compact point-and-shoot cameras because I think SLRs are too bulky to carry around all the time. My philosophy is that since I'm more likely to carry around a tiny camera rather than a bulky SLR, I have more opportunities to take interesting photos. Also, tiny cameras are less conspicuous, so I don't feel as self-conscious when whipping them out to snap candid photos of people in public.